"The purpose of the Outstanding Student of the Month program is to recognize those students that are outstanding academically as well as outstanding role models in our communities," announced Wesley Reed of Ameriprise Financial. The award is sponsored by the South Lake Chamber Community Relations Committee and Ameriprise.
"It is a program where the education and business community are working together to help recognize our future leaders," explained Reed. "The program is designed so the student's achievements are recognized and honored by members of the business community."
"Students become outstanding because of their efforts and determination with the guidance and support of their parents and educators."
Poe also worked at East Ridge improving conditions of the school's baseball field and concession stand and conducted campus tours for incoming freshman and answered calls, filed and assisted parents and students that came in to the office.
The student has his own business, Adam's Lawn Service, in his community. He has up to 7-10 yards he cares for per week.
Poe plans to study political science and law at the University of Florida.
For his achievements, Poe was awarded an "Outstanding Student of the Month" plaque and a gift certificate from Ameriprise Financial.